Steering Committee and Board of Directors

GAJE is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) consisting of two representatives from each of 8 regions of the world (one woman and one man) who are elected by the general membership at the biannual GAJE worldwide meetings, and a number of at-large members appointed by the 16 elected members. The Steering Committee, which is also GAJE’s Board of Directors, meets several times a year by email to conduct GAJE business and to direct work conducted by GAJE committees and working groups. Copies of recent Steering Committee meeting reports are available at the bottom of this page.

Steering Committee Members

Affiliations of Steering Committee members are for information only. Members do not represent their affiliated institutions or organizations in their capacity as Steering Committee members.


Daven Dass, Wits Law Clinic, The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lagi Odinakaonye, Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria


Anna Cody, Kingsford Legal Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jeff Giddings, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

East Asia

Bruce A. Lasky, BABSEACLE, Thailand

Leni Widi Mulyani, Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law, Pasundan University, Indonesia

Eastern Europe (including Russia)

Izabela Krasnicka, Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok, Poland

Maxim Tomoszek, Centre for Clinical Legal Education at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Law, Czech Republic


South and Central America (including Mexico)

Guadalupe Barrena, The Human Rights Legal Clinic at the National University in Mexico

South and Central Asia (including the Mideast)

Ajay Pandey, Jindal Global Law School, India

Lina Shabeeb, School of Law, University of Jordan

North America

Lisa Bliss, Georgia State University College of Law, USA

Tim Casey, California Western School of Law, USA

Western Europe

Andres Gascon-Cuenca, Human Rights Institute, University of Valencia, Spain

Marzia Barbera, Department of Law, University of Brescia, Italy


Catherine Klein, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, USA

David McQuoid-Mason, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Filip Czernicki, Polish Legal Clinics Foundation, Poland

Frank Bloch, Vanderbilt University Law School, USA

Jose Garcia-Anon, Human Rights Institute, University of Valencia, Spain

Mariana Berbec-Rostas, Open Society Foundations, Human Rights and Governance Program, Romania

Ulrich Stege, International University College of Turin, Italy

Wendy Morrish, BABSEACLE, Thailand


  • Co-Presidents: Lisa Bliss & Filip Czernicki
  • Treasurer: Timothy Casey
  • Secretary: Odinakaonye Lagi

Reports of Meetings